Does Shimano need to worry about the rise of cheap Chinese groupsets, and more discussed in this month’s Tech of the Month

We cover the resurgence of Campagnolo, the latest Fizik saddle and Specialized’s new Sirrus as bike of the month

Tech of the Month April
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It was only last June that Shimano brought Di2 electronic shifting to its third tier platform, 105 - the first time the technology has been available on anything other than the two, more premium, options, Ultegra and Dura-Ace.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg